ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation

The ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation training course is designed to help participants understand the basic concepts and principles of a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS) based on ISO/IEC 27701. Moreover, during this training course, students will learn more on the structure of the standard including its requirements, guidance and controls on the protection of the privacy of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) principals and the relationship of the standard with ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO/IEC 27002.

After completing this training course, you can sit for the exam and, if you successfully pass it, you can apply for the “PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27701 Foundation” credential. A PECB Foundation certificate proves that you have comprehended the fundamental methodologies, requirements, guidelines, framework and managerial approach.

Learning objectives: 

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of a privacy information management system (PIMS) based on ISO/IEC 27701
  • Identify the relationship between ISO/IEC 27701, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand the approaches, standards, methods, and techniques used for the implementation and management of a PIMS

Audience:

  • Individuals involved in information security and privacy management
  • Individuals seeking to gain knowledge on the main processes of a privacy information management system
  • Individuals interested in pursuing a career in privacy information management
  • Individuals responsible for personally identifiable information (PII) within organizations
  • Information security team members

Certification:

After successfully completing the exam, you can apply for the credential shown on the table below. For more information about ISO/IEC 27001 certifications and the PECB certification process, please refer to Certification Rules and Policies.

The requirements for PECB Foundation Certification are:Certification ISO 27001 Fou.png

Prerequisites: 

There are no prerequisites required. 

Course outline

  • Introduction to privacy information management system (PIMS) concepts as specified in ISO/IEC 27701

  •  Privacy information management system (PIMS) and certification exam

    • Multiple choice “closed book” exam where the candidates are not authorized to use anything but the exam paper and a pen or,
    • Duration: 1 hour (+ 10 min extra time for non-native)
    • The use of electronic devices, such as laptops, cell phones, etc., is not allowed.

    Examination rules and policies

    RECEIVE YOUR EXAM RESULTS

    Results will be communicated by email in a period of 6 to 8 weeks, after taking the exam. The results will not include the exact grade of the candidate, only a mention of pass or fail.

    Candidates who successfully complete the examination will be able to apply for a certified scheme which is explained in the course description.

    In the case of a failure, the results will be accompanied with the list of domains in which the candidate had failed to provide guidance for exams’ retake preparation.

    Candidates, who disagree with the exam results, may file a complaint by writing to  or through PECB ticketing system.

    EXAM RETAKE POLICY

    There is no limit on the number of times a candidate may retake an exam. However, there are some limitations in terms of allowed time-frame in between exam retakes, such as:

    • Students, who have completed the full training but failed the written exam, are eligible to retake the exam once for free within a 12 month period from the initial date of the exam.
    • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the second attempt, he/she must wait 3 months (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (2nd retake). Retake fee applies.
    • If a candidate does not pass the exam on the third attempt, he/she must wait 6 months (from the initial date of the exam) for the next attempt (3rd retake). Retake fee applies.

    After the fourth attempt, a waiting period of 12 months from the last session date is required, in order for candidate to sit again for the same exam. Regular fee applies.

    For the candidates that fail the exam in the 2nd retake, PECB recommends to attend an official training in order to be better prepared for the exam.

    To arrange exam retakes (date, time, place, costs), the candidate needs to contact Glasspaper.

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